Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton

Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Thorverton

Events in December 2023

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27 November 2023
28 November 2023
29 November 2023
30 November 2023
1 December 2023
2 December 2023
3 December 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Holy Communion

3 December 2023

4 December 2023
5 December 2023(1 event)

9:00 am: Thorverton: Chattertots

5 December 2023

6 December 2023
7 December 2023
8 December 2023
9 December 2023
10 December 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Morning Prayer

10 December 2023

11 December 2023
12 December 2023
13 December 2023
14 December 2023
15 December 2023
16 December 2023
17 December 2023(3 events)

9:15 am: Thorverton: Bubble Church breakfast

17 December 2023


9:30 am: Thorverton: Bubble Church

17 December 2023


11:00 am: Thorverton: Baptism Service

17 December 2023

18 December 2023
19 December 2023
20 December 2023
21 December 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: Thorverton: A Service of Readings & Carols

21 December 2023

22 December 2023(1 event)

7:00 pm: Thorverton: Twelve Days of Christmas

22 December 2023

23 December 2023(1 event)

4:00 pm: Thorverton: Crib Service

23 December 2023

24 December 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Morning Prayer

24 December 2023

25 December 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Thorverton: Family Service with Holy Communion

25 December 2023

26 December 2023
27 December 2023
28 December 2023
29 December 2023
30 December 2023
31 December 2023

Location map | Photos

Thorverton church is open daily 9:00am to 4:00pm

A warm welcome awaits you!

Bubble Church is coming to Thorverton! Please join us for our first Bubble Church on Sun 17th Dec. For under 7s and their families. Arrive 9:00-9:15 for breakfast, or join us at 9:30 for the main event.

The largest and by far the oldest building in the parish, the Church overlooks the former Saxon ‘burgh’ and later market place now known as ‘the Berry’ or ‘Bury’. The Church is dedicated to Thomas Becket, the 12th century archbishop who was murdered in his cathedral church.

Click here for a visitors guide to the church.

Click here for more information about the church including interior photographs.

More general information about life in Thorverton is available in the parish magazine Focus on Thorverton and Wikipedia’s history of the parish of Thorverton.

East Devon Arts Festival – We won’t be running the Festival again, but hope to have some smaller scale fund-raising activities in the future. Click here to find more.

Our Churchwardens are:

Royston Kershaw
Thorverton Church EX5 5NU
Edwin Greed
Churchwarden Thorverton
Thorverton Church EX5 5NU

Choir & Instrumental Groups

Thorverton Choir

We have a church choir of 15 or so members who enjoy singing music from many ages and of many styles. This includes canticles, psalms and responses at services such as Evensong and Mattins, anthems in four parts and hymns at regular Sunday morning communion and informal services, as well as worship songs, spirituals, rounds and music from Taizé.

We sing at a morning service usually twice a month and occasionally at weddings and funerals when invited. Membership is open to anyone – there are no auditions. The choir practises on Thursday evenings at Thorverton Church. We are always happy to welcome new singers. Just before Christmas, extra singers often join the choir for our Service of Lessons and Carols.

Our church instrumental group plays at most informal services and some special services such as baptisms. Again, there are no auditions. We have instrumentalists of all ages. We usually practise just before each service. New members are always welcome – all types of instruments included.

More information about the choir from :

Heather Kershaw  Choir Director and Accompanist/Organist  01392 860419 &

More information about the instrumental group from :

Lorraine Colebrook 0780 4924627